The safety of our library customers, staff, and community is our top priority. To support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, all four locations of the Fort Smith Public Library will close at the end of the day Monday, March 16, and remain closed until further notice. Please check our Facebook page or the library website for updates.
Due dates for all materials currently checked out will be extended, and no overdue charges will accrue while the library is closed. Library staff will be available by phone and email to assist with family history and general research questions and provide assistance with use of the library’s digital resources during the following hours:
Main Library 9 - 6 PM, Monday - Friday
Branch Libraries 9 - 5 PM, Monday - Friday
The Library is now offering a digital access-only library card. Free to Fort Smith residents, it can be used to log into the library’s online resources including downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, movies and other videos, and much more. Apply online and your digital access library card number will be emailed to you within one business day. If you already have a Fort Smith Public Library card, you do not need a digital card to access online material. Digital access cards may not be used to check out physical items. To convert a digital access-only card to a regular card once the library reopens, bring printed proof of your Fort Smith address to any Fort Smith Public Library location.To apply for a digital access only card, fill out the form here.
24/7 access to downloadable books and audiobooks, streaming video, and many other resources are available on the library’s website. The library’s free Wi-Fi also extends to at least a portion of the parking lots at all four locations and will remain available 24/7 during this time.
Curbside Pickup for library materials is now available at the Main Library Monday - Friday, from 1 - 5 PM, for library customers with cards in good standing. Materials may be requested using the library's online catalog or by phone at 479-783-0229 (choose "zero") between 9 AM - 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Holds will be filled as soon as possible (within a day or two) depending on availability. Once notified that materials are ready for check out, customers can call the staff from the library parking lot during the specified hours for delivery of materials to their car. All returns of library materials must be made to the outdoor book drops at any Fort Smith Public Library location.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Feel free to contact us with questions.